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“Ask Jane” — A Question and Answer Webinar with Jane Friedman On October 17

Mark your calendars for Saturday October 17th, 2020

Jane’s lectures and workshops include topics like preparing a strong non-fiction book proposal, writing a query letter that gets manuscript request, building the author platform, blogging meaningfully, starting and maintaining a newsletter, and author marketing.

She also understands the current state of the publishing industry and can answer questions about whether to self-publish, publish traditionally or use a hybrid method. She can provide information about the different types of publishers from large, mid-size, independent publishers, micro presses, digital only presses, and how to evaluate which one is right for you.

Think of the question you would like to ask this industry expert. You’ll have the opportunity to submit your question when you register for the webinar. Registration will open one month before the webinar.

UPDATE: Registration is now open.

About Jane

Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in business strategy for authors and publishers. She's the editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential industry newsletter for authors, and has previously worked for F+W Media (Writers’ Digest) and the Virginia Quarterly Review. In 2019, Jane was awarded Publishing Commentator of the Year by Digital Book World.

Jane's newest book is The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press); Publishers Weekly said that it is "destined to become a staple reference book for writers and those interested in publishing careers." Also, in collaboration with The Authors Guild, she wrote The Authors Guild Guide to Self-Publishing.

In addition to being a columnist with Publishers Weekly and a professor with The Great Courses, Jane maintains an award-winning blog for writers at; her expertise has been featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, PBS, CBS, the National Press Club and many other outlets.

Her blog on the business of publishing enjoys 150,00 unique visits every month.

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